San Diego Mayor Faces Sexual Harassment Suit

SAN DIEGO — Mayor Bob Filner said Monday that was “saddened” by the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him but that he remains confident that he is not guilty and will prevail.


Irene McCormack Jackson, right, files lawsuit alleging Filner harassed her and said ‘crude and disgusting’ things.

“Once due process is allowed to unfold, I am certain there will be a better understanding of this situation,” Filner said in a statement.

“I remain committed to the people of San Diego and the work that needs to be done.

“My dreams and plans for moving this City to new heights are continuing. I humbly ask that through this vicious storm of controversy, people take a moment and temper their rush to judgment.”

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